Out-of-State FAQ’s

Q. Why should I consider attending college out-of-state?
A. There are many significant reasons to consider going out-of-state for college!

  • Many of the western states participate in the Western Undergraduate Exchange or W.U.E., where qualifying students from California can study in another participating public college or university for 150% of in-state tuition. A great example is Northern Arizona University, which charges approximately $12,000 ($8000 X 1.5) in tuition for those coming from one of the W.U.E. states. Visit www.wiche.edu/wue for more information
  • Many out-of-state colleges and universities have excess capacity and will guarantee that students are able to finish a Bachelors degree in four years
  • Some universities freeze tuition rates for undergraduates for the full four years of attendance

Q. What about International Universities? What is the advantage?
A.  Students enjoy a unique educational experience.

  • Many of the universities in the United Kingdom have three-year Bachelor of Arts or Sciences programs that include an on-the-job internship
  • Students have the opportunity to experience life in another country and culture, which is quite different from their own

Q. Why attend an out-of-state college fair?
A. Students and families tend to be familiar with many of the local colleges and universities. An out-of-state college fair allows students to discover and investigate a whole new set of options. In many cases, families will find that going out-of-state will actually save them money in the long run.

Q. Why should I consider attending college out-of-state?
A. There are many significant reasons to consider going out-of-state for college!

  • Many of the western states participate in the Western Undergraduate Exchange or W.U.E., where qualifying students from California can study in another participating public college or university for 150% of in-state tuition. A great example is Northern Arizona University, which charges approximately $12,000 ($8000 X 1.5) in tuition for those coming from one of the W.U.E. states. Visit www.wiche.edu/wue for more information
  • Many out-of-state colleges and universities have excess capacity and will guarantee that students are able to finish a Bachelors degree in four years
  • Some universities freeze tuition rates for undergraduates for the full four years of attendance

Q. What about International Universities? What is the advantage?
A.  Students enjoy a unique educational experience.

  • Many of the universities in the United Kingdom have three-year Bachelor of Arts or Sciences programs that include an on-the-job internship
  • Students have the opportunity to experience life in another country and culture, which is quite different from their own

Q. Why attend an out-of-state college fair?
A. Students and families tend to be familiar with many of the local colleges and universities. An out-of-state college fair allows students to discover and investigate a whole new set of options. In many cases, families will find that going out-of-state will actually save them money in the long run.